The sporting celebrity has not been seen in public since a horrific snowboarding accident within the French Alps in December 2013, which left the seven-times F1 world champion with extreme mind accidents. Schumacher’s present medical situation is unknown, with relations and people near him selecting to keep up privateness over these particulars. Tens of millions of his followers will now be supplied with new footage of their hero as a part of an upcoming documentary.
Non-public recordings are set to look in ‘Schumacher’, which was created by German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons.
The documentary will even characteristic Schumacher’s spouse Corinna, his father Rolf, daughter Gina-Maria and son Mick – who has damaged onto the F1 scene with the Haas group.
Schumacher’s supervisor Sabine Kehm, who now acts as a spokesperson for the household, mentioned: “The movie portrays Michael’s spectacular profession, but in addition most of the aspects of the advanced man.
“The cruel and daring System 1 driver, the formidable athlete, the achieved mechanic with a singular technical aptitude, the dependable group participant and loving household man.”
Benjamin Seikel, a co-producer on the documentary, paid tribute to Schumacher’s household for permitting them to make this new documentary.
He mentioned: “We’re thrilled to have had the trusting co-operation of Michael Schumacher’s household and administration.
“With out their assist, this movie wouldn’t have been attainable.”
Schumacher suffered his horrific harm greater than seven years in the past after hitting his head on rocks whereas snowboarding off-piste in Meribel.
“We want to prolong our gratitude to all the group at CHUV Lausanne for his or her thorough and competent work.”
She added that Schumacher confronted a “lengthy and troublesome highway forward.”
However since then, particulars of Schumacher’s situation and restoration have largely been saved below wraps, together with his household selecting to maintain public statements to a minimal.
Jean Todt, the president of the F1 governing physique who oversaw Schumacher’s seven titles as group boss for Ferrari, revealed final 12 months he had visited the sporting legend and offered an replace on his situation.
He advised the PA information company: “I noticed Michael final week. He’s combating.
“My God, we all know he had a horrible and unlucky snowboarding accident which has triggered him quite a lot of issues.
“However he has an incredible spouse subsequent to him, he has his youngsters, his nurses, and we will solely want him one of the best and to want the household one of the best, too.
“All I can do is to be near them till I’m able to do one thing, after which I’ll do it.”
Mr Todt additionally advised French every day newspaper Ouest France: “I’m very discreet on this topic. Everyone knows that Michael had a really critical accident and, sadly, it had vital penalties for him.
“Since then, he has been handled in order that he can be capable to return to a extra regular life.”